In today's episode, Keli and Alice discuss the social commentary and symbolism of Get Out. Keli forgets about Posh Kenneth. Alice reads to much into Froot Loops.
Trans rights are human rights. In our latest episode we talk about Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen and discuss the importance of trans representation. We also rant about J.K. Rowling's transphobia. (Because we had to.) Word of warning: our audio got a little messed up when we were recording. (Even more than normal.) We still don't know what happened, but we're blaming J.K. Rowling. She's a dark wizard.
How much do we love Mindy Kaling? Let us count the ways! This episode is dedicated to one of our all-time favorite creators: the woman who taught us the importance of soupsnakes and having confidence in who you are. Join us while we fangirl.
More often than not pop culture fails at its depiction of female friendships. The creators of Sex and the City and Girls want us to view their characters as "BFFs" and "Squad Goals", but don't seem to know what real friendships actually entail. Join Keli and Alice as they talk about good and bad examples of fictional female friendships and ask that age-old, unanswered question: why are these people even friends?
The time has come to talk about You. (Not you, specifically. Sorry! But You the little-watched Liftetime series turned Netflix hit.) Over the course of two seasons, You has crafted a fascinating phycological thriller that turns the typical boy meets girl romance on its head. Join Keli and Alice as they talk about all the things that make this show compelling, including Penn Badgley's willingness to lean into his Gossip Girl roots, and his refusal to let the internet romanticize his character.
Looking for a good romance, but can't be expected to date right now? Keli and Alice have the answer! Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! (It's the classic story of boy meets other boy, boy hates other boy, boy pushes other boy into a cake.) Join Keli and Alice as they talk about everything that makes this romance great and the importance of a happily ever after.
Keli and Alice have more thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and our national reckoning with racial injustice. This short provides some extra content and recommendations that we wanted to share with you all. (Essentially all the things we wanted to include in our last episode, but cut to keep it from being 90 minutes long.)
BLACK LIVES MATTER. And including Black voices in your media consumption is important. That's why Alice & Keli will spend this episode trying to help you be the Michelle Williams of white ally-ship by highlighting Black creators and giving recommendations for books, Tv shows, movies, and more for you to enjoy. (Warning: may include titles from all those anti-reading racist reading lists going around, but also several other bangers you might not have heard of yet.)
Are we taking crazy pills here or is Normal People actually not that good? In this episode, Alice and Keli talk about the novel Normal People and its recent Hulu adaptation. Join us as we try to figure out what "normal people" love about an Irish couple that can't communicate.